Autumn at last, the garden and woodlands can have a rest but not the gardeners. Work has begun on the herbaceous border, Alchemilla mollis (ladys mantle) is being cut back and generally tidied up. Lots of decisions to be made re dividing etc and where new plants are needed. Did a lot of work recently on drainage just making sure that the exits of culverts are fee of leaves and branched.
In the vegetable garden digging has started and general clearing of beds. Plan on making use of cardboard for mulching next year. Time to plant garlic and to sow sweet pea. In the woodlands leaves are coming down fast but have to say that in general this has been the best Autumn colour in a very long time. Congrats to CBS Roscommon their piece of Sculpture entitled Blind Faith won the Roscommon Schools Sculpture Competition.